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Old 11-20-2003, 04:02 PM   #1
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Default I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

Hi guys... I guess this is car related because it is for my cars...

I'm looking into building one of those car ports on the side of my house... when we were traveling in the midewest on our trip to the HAMB Drags... I saw a bunch of those car port kits... well, when I got back to California... I checked into them and found that for the size I needed they were quite expensive... anyway, I figured I'd just build my own.
So I get on the net and start looking for supplies... and come up dry...
I want to build a "lean-to" style car port that attached to the side of my house... I want to build it out of metal... so the galvinized structure I have handled... but the metal roofing I'm having trouble finding prices on.
So does anyone that you know of sell this stuff?
What about a place that can ship it to me?
Anyone ever build one of these?
Use a kit?
Modify a kit?
Thanks for your help!
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Old 11-20-2003, 04:08 PM   #2
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

I just built a roof over my hot tub out of a old drive way tent pole cut down and galvinized sheet metal from LOWES in the roofing supply area. its thin but makes a good roof cove and looks kinda Mexican shanti Kool! ^^^^^^^ the sheets look like that. 6.50 each and about 10x6
hope that helps
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Old 11-20-2003, 04:11 PM   #3
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

hey sam, aren't you a WOOD shop teacher?

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Old 11-20-2003, 04:11 PM   #4
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

Sam
Can you not look for house builders in your phone book, and ask about alluminium siding,or is that of no use??.
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Old 11-20-2003, 04:15 PM   #5
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

Is this what you are looking for?
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Old 11-20-2003, 04:17 PM   #6
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

Sam,you should be able to buy metal roofing in any length you want from any building supply house. Once you figure out the dimensions of the structure,take it to them and they can figure how long and how much you'll need.
Up here in the northeast,metal roofs have become very popular.They come in lots of colors and unlike the old metal roofs,they don't fade or get rusty.They sell the edging and roof cap to if you need it.
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Old 11-20-2003, 04:19 PM   #7
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

That corrugated roofing is a Home Depot or Lowes. Comes in different colors, too! But watch your building codes too..make sure its not too close to the property line, or the neighbors house. Here we cant even bolt it to the house/ garage. Theres always a dick neighbor that hates the car guy and will do anything to fuck him. Of course he'll wait until youre done.
You might want to slop some Henrys or other sealer on the overlapping seams to keep it from leaking as much.Good luck. DRR
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Old 11-20-2003, 04:27 PM   #8
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

I ain't much at swingin' a hammer but I'm good at givin' directions.
For example: If you find nails that have the heads on the wrong end...they're for the other side.
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Old 11-20-2003, 04:38 PM   #9
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

Yea, what I am looking for is the metal roofing like on the one you posted... not the courogated stuff... I would buy the whole kit... but around here it's like marked up 100% or more from what I saw them sell for back east. For instance, a 20x20 back in Kansas sold for like $799... out here they sell for $1700!!!

Anyway, I'd like to find a supplier that can just ship me what I need... and not hassle with the dorks down at Lowes who don't know dick.
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Old 11-20-2003, 04:39 PM   #10
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

Hank Cash... where did you find that pic?
Do you know of someone who ships those things all over the USA??
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Old 11-20-2003, 04:41 PM   #11
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

Sam-

Sears sells the kits like I posted for around $800-$1000.
Everything included.....
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Old 11-20-2003, 04:59 PM   #12
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

Check these guys out, they sell all kinds of do it your self kits.
http://www.tuffshed.com/
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Old 11-20-2003, 05:06 PM   #13
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

Sam, why not get some pipe and weld up your own? Go to a surplus/demolition company and get some embellishments if you desire. This is well within your skills I am certain.
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Old 11-20-2003, 08:50 PM   #14
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

Sam, I got one of those carports from Menards and made it into a shed with walls and doors. I think the 20 X 18 kit cost $850. I got the one with 7 1/2' walls. The frame was made by a company named Versatube http://www.versatube.com/ . I didn't build it the way it's supposed to be built tho. I added 2 x 4 nailers and made it more like a regular polebarn. I used treated 6 x 6's for the base and bolted the frame to them. I also added a little length to it when I framed in the end. With the extra materials I had to buy, I've got about $1200 into it.

There's some pics in an album here http://community.webshots.com/album/97260089qPiZJU If you want to see more detail, click on "view full size" under the pic.

Here's a shot of the frame when I started.


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Old 11-20-2003, 08:50 PM   #15
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

do you want one like hankcash posted or are you going to build a lean to style?

i can probably set you up with one like he posted and just have it dropped shipped to your address, if you are going to build a lean to,the aluminum roofing panels they use for their kits are available at most building supply houses.

what dimensions are you looking for?
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Old 11-20-2003, 09:19 PM   #16
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

Sam - I sell them in Missouri- the 18x 21 is 595.00 [150 ]more raises it to an 8 foot wall height-that is the cost for it built in your location not a kit. check with build code nazis......
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Old 11-20-2003, 11:17 PM   #17
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

Sam, make SURE you check with your city's building department to find out if what you're proposing is even allowed, if it is, they're probably going to want some sort of permit on it, after that, it's all basic math, you can buy the roofing @ several places, even ones up by you, email me and we'll continue this, if you like.
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PS- been building shit for 20+ years, built more than a few of what you're describing easy as pie.
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Old 11-20-2003, 11:29 PM   #18
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

you can buy a 10x20 car port a costco for like $300 dump the tarp and cover it with metal from home depot for $15 a sheet total cost about $400 oh and if you dont like that type of metal my freind Cam builds mini storages out of metal and can get you there type of roffing metal dirt cheap his cell # is 510-332-0349 tell him his old neighbor John that worked on his cougar gave you his #
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Old 11-20-2003, 11:52 PM   #19
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

Another supplier of what you are looking for is Northern Tool & Equipment at . You can pick from the several suppliers mentioned by several and get one close enough to minimize shipping costs which are terrible these days.
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Old 11-20-2003, 11:59 PM   #20
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Default Re: I\'m looking to build a car port... help needed!

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Another supplier of what you are looking for is Northern Tool & Equipment at . You can pick from the several suppliers mentioned by several and get one close enough to minimize shipping costs which are terrible these days.

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Strange, the posting left out the URL I put in but the quote here shows it. Go figger.

It is NorthernTool.com
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